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Talin Topuzyan
Talin Topuzyan

Getting Answers: Asking the Right Questions about Fabrication ERP

For many fabrication businesses, back-office software is often just something that is “there.” It satisfies your basic business needs, offers finance professionals information, and may facilitate a few processes. However, much of these only meet your needs for so long before they become a hindrance. Whether your business has grown or your software has aged, … Read more

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Acumatica CRM Enhancements
Colleen Schils
Colleen Schils

Acumatica CRM Enhancements from 2017R2 to 2019R1

Acumatica Version 2017R2 Improved Marketing Lists and Campaigns – Marketing lists and campaigns have been significantly improved, so user can more efficiently perform marketing activities, track relevant expenses and revenue, and analyze statistical information on campaigns. Opportunity Stages for Each Opportunity Class – Acumatica ERP now provides the functionality that a user can use to … Read more

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Cloud ERP Fabrication
Talin Topuzyan
Talin Topuzyan

Is the Fabrication Industry Ready for Cloud ERP?

Fabrication is a tough business. Commodities prices fluctuate rapidly, offshoring creates new competition, and new technologies present additional risk. It’s a perfect storm, and to weather it, you need to balance customer-centric business practices with demand for cost optimization, speed, and flexibility. Following our last blog discussing some of the things that fabrication companies including … Read more

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Acumatica Dashboard Tip
Christine Jacob
Christine Jacob

The Best Acumatica Dashboard Tip

Acumatica web-based ERP provides the robust dashboard capability that most Clients demand.  Dashboards provide access to real-time information in consumable bites.  You can view dashboards when you log into Acumatica through your web browser or view them on the Mobile App. So how do you move away from reporting and make this powerful tool work … Read more

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Dynamics GP long time
Brandon Richards
Brandon Richards

Why is Dynamics GP Taking a Long Time to Switch from One Company to Another & What Can I do about it?

Here’s a true client story and how Crestwood helped. Customer:  Lately, we have noticed that the time it takes to switch from one company to another is a lot longer.  Is there anything that can be done to improve the amount of time to log on and switch companies? Crestwood:  Hi, I wanted to reach … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Import
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

How to define a CSV file to import bank statement information into Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allows you to easily reconcile your bank accounts by importing transactions from your bank.  In order to match the transactions,  you need to have the proper format for Dynamics 365. Here’s how: The file format just needs to be defined and assigned to the bank account. In this example, I … Read more

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Dynamics SL Challenges
Gary Korby
Gary Korby

5 Microsoft Dynamics SL Challenges (and How to Address Them)

Microsoft Dynamics SL has long been the go-to for project-based businesses in need of a focused solution that delivers financial management, project management and accounting, distribution, field service, payroll, e-business, and more. However, while it does do many things well, there are certain areas where it could be improved, better customized, or better supported. 1. … Read more

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Webinar
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Webinar: “Is Dynamics GP Going Away?” [The Future of Dynamics GP Webinar]

Tuesday, May 28, 2019  at  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (CST) Register Here!   Crestwood’s Mary Lenehan and Melissa Paglia recently hosted an event in the Chicago area, with the goal of answering a common client question: “Is Dynamics GP going away?” Dynamics GP isn’t going away! But the event detailed the future of the … Read more

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Webinar
Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Webinar: Got Inventory? Turn Excess Stock into Working Capital with Netstock for Acumatica

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM – Noon (CST) Register Here!   One day, a manufacturing company with a serious lack of insight into their warehouse implemented a software called Netstock. Within weeks, they had full control over their inventory replenishment and planning, and they were able to capture over ONE MILLION DOLLARS in … Read more

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Bank Reconciliation in Dynamics 365
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Dynamics 365 Business Central:  How to Complete a Simple Bank Reconciliation

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central offers automatic methods to reconcile your bank statement; such as importing a file with your bank statement information. However, I often find clients need to reconcile things manually in their system. In this blog, I am going to review the manual method for bank account reconciliation. The Payment Reconciliation journal … Read more

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Modifying Invoices in Dynamics 365
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Modifying the Sales Invoice Format in Dynamics 365 Business Central Using Microsoft Word

Most businesses require some customization to their reports and documentation; such as invoices, sales orders, etc.  With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you don’t need a developer to help with this.  You get the options and flexibility needed using the well known interface, Microsoft Word. Modifying the Sales Invoice format: In the following example, I … Read more

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Dynamics General Ledger
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Import General Journals into Dynamics 365 Business Central with a Configuration Package

A simple configuration package can be created and used to import General Ledger Entries into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This can be very helpful and save time when importing historical balances. Here’s How To set this up, start by using the global search for “configuration package”: Create a New package and provide the following … Read more

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Upload Budget with Dimension
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Upload a Budget with Dimension Detail in Dynamics 365 Business Central

When you create a budget within Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can export it to Excel and have full access to all the great spreadsheet editing capabilities. This will allow you to quickly fill out all line items in the budget, and then simply import the budget back into Dynamics 365 Business Central.  Many times, … Read more

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Bank Reconciliation in Acumatica
Melissa Blassingame
Melissa Blassingame

How to Perform the Bank Reconciliation Process in Acumatica

Bank reconciliation is the bread and butter of all accounting systems – one of the most basic functions that almost every business needs to perform. Businesses upgrade to an advanced ERP to streamline the accounts receivable and accounts payable processes as much as possible. If you’re new to Acumatica, or just want a refresher on … Read more

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Dynamics 365 Personalization
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

Two Great Ways to Personalize Dynamics 365 Business Central Using Dimensions

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, a dimension can be created by a user to help perform analysis on various documents. According to Microsoft, “dimensions are attributes and values that categorize entries so you can track and analyze them.” This helps organize data for sorting and analysis, without creating a bunch of separate GL accounts. … Read more

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Cash Payment in Dynamics GP
Juliet Constantino
Juliet Constantino

How the “Cash” Payment Method Affects Invoices in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central functions like every double-entry accounting system: its base modules provide all you need for accounts payable and accounts receivable. One helpful tip when entering invoices is to be aware of how the payment method that you select will ultimately affect how the invoice gets processed within the system. You can … Read more

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